The Hastings College Jazz Festival is an opportunity for middle and high school jazz bands to perform on campus and work with outstanding jazz clinicians from across the country. The Festival culminates with a concert that features the jazz artists, the College’s Jazz Band and other guests.

2023 Festival Details

This year’s Jazz Festival is Monday, April 3, 2023, on the beautiful Hastings College campus! 

All performances are free and open to the public.

  • Bands perform and work with clinicians – 9:00 a.m., on the hour (except noon), with the last band performing at 3:00 p.m. – French Memorial Chapel (map)
  • Jazz Festival Concert – 7:30 p.m., French Memorial Chapel
    • The concert features the Hastings College Jazz Ensemble and clinician and soloist Bob Krueger. 

Clinicians for the 2023 Jazz Festival include Dr. Jed Blodgett, percussion, assistant professor music at Hastings College; Bob Krueger, trumpet, retired jazz educator and solo trumpet with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra; and Chris Stelling, saxophone, adjunct instructor and Jazz Ensemble director at Hastings College.

For more information, contact Hastings College Music at 402.461.7448.